To obtain documents, log on:
Not registered? Register me now

Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #PSS940C06049

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Fire Alarm System Replacement

Award Info
Published Monday December 18, 2006
Awarded to:
Consultant:  BSA LifeStructures, Chicago, IL
Amount:  $100,735
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 5
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday August 25, 2006
Project Description
Replace the existing fire alarm system in the 5 story College of Dentistry building; comply with applicable codes including, but not limited to: Chicago, NFPA and ADA.

Project Area: GSF: 648,000
Project Budget: $1,250,000
Construction Budget: $1,068,000
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Monday September 11, 2006:
Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina Street
Attention: John D. Hiltscher (
Chicago, IL 60612-7215
Professional Services Consultant Submittal
Firms should submit:
  • A letter of interest
  • A copy of its CDB prequalification letter and
  • A CDB SF 255 form (section 8 should be modified to include additional information of relevant projects) and
  • A copy of the following sections of your current CDB prequalification applications:
  • - Section 8: MAFBE information
  • - Section 8A: MAFBE certification
  • - Sections 12 and 13: Prequalification category and supporting work experience
  • - Disclosure Form B: Including supporting information
For full consideration, interested firms should identify, at the time of submittal, all consultants anticipated to perform a significant role within the proposed team of professional consultants.
The University of Illinois encourages the participation of minority- and female-owned firms and consultants.
Firms should submit six (6) packets in hard copy format to the address noted above. (The CDB SF255 form can be found on the CDB website at
The project will be administered using the owner's web-based project management system. PRZM was developed to maximize the potential of the Internet in allowing project team members to access and exchange project information. PRZM supports team collaboration in management and interaction, as well as team member empowerment on a multi-layer security system.
Minimum PRZM user requirements are as follows:
  • Personal Computer: Microprocessor speed of 100mhz or higher, 32Mb RAM, and a monitor capable of at least 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
  • Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher is recommended.
  • E-mail: PRZM requires the user to have a valid e-mail account.
  • Software: At various stages of PRZM, users will be required to attach their documents to PRZM.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Current commitments of proposed staff and firm
  • Overall design quality of the projects submitted
  • Prior experience with projects at the University level
  • Prior experience with projects of a similar nature
The Professional Services Consultant's project team must include a NICET Level 3 Fire Alarm System certified individual with a minimum of 5 years experience with fire alarm systems governed by the City of Chicago and State of Illinois codes to oversee the fire alarm design.
The Professional Services Consultant's response to the Request for Qualification must include a statement confirming that they will provide a team member who meets the above requirements. Documentation of the above certification and experience must be provided within two weeks of notification of selection as the top ranked team.
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board.
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

Bulletin Navigation

No documents are available.